Contemporary plays depict teenage lives

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DUNDEE Rep Senior Youth Theatre presents Burn and The Miracle, two contemporary plays displaying the lives of teenagers in different and unusual circumstances, at the theatre this weekend.

Burn, directed by Ashley Foster, is the story of troubled teen Birdman as he faces moving from his current foster placement. The plot revolves around one day in the life of Birdman told by the people who knew him best posing the question “How well do you truly know someone?” Burn was playwright Deborah Gearing’s first play and runner up for the Brian Way award 2007 for young people. Burn will be performed by Dundee Rep’s Senior Youth Theatre’s 16 – 18 year olds.

The Miracle by Irish playwright Lin Coghlan follows the life of Ron, a girl who seemingly develops divine powers overnight due to a statue of St Anthony appearing in her room after a magnificent flash flood.

Despite the adults failure to belief Ron’s story she still persists in solving others’ problems in rather unorthodox ways.

Dundee Rep’s trainee directed Emma Faulkner directs a large cast of Dundee Rep’s Senior Youth Theatre 14 – 16 year olds in this energetic production.

The perforamnces take place on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at 7.30pm.

Tickets available from Dundee Rep box office on 01382 223530.